ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Suicide Silence’ by Suicide Silence

A lot of people have been dreading this album. And that shouldn’t happen, not to a band like Suicide Silence. Remember, this is a band whose frontman, one of the most liked characters in the genre by band members and fans alike, lost his life, and yet still they managed to come out swinging on … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Suicide Silence’ by Suicide Silence

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Here Again’ by A Will Away

If the hype surrounding A Will Away is anything to go by, then it doesn’t look as though modern pop-punk’s mature strain is going anywhere anytime soon. Though looking back at the genre over the last couple of years it’s not a difficult conclusion to reach, particularly with how it’s been running in tandem with … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Here Again’ by A Will Away

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Pleasantries’ by Decade

Around the release of their debut album Good Luck in 2014, Decade sold themselves on their then-recent spell of misfortunes, managing to turn it all around and make some waves in the scene. But following a long period of radio silence, they’re finally back with follow-up Pleasantries. And while the wait, it has definitely been … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Pleasantries’ by Decade

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Colliding By Design’ by Acceptance

Back in the mid-2000s when you couldn’t move for pop-rock bands, Acceptance were one of the smaller fish in the proverbial ocean of acts vying for mainstream success. It never really came to them either, with their 2005 debut Phantoms making little impact, only really sticking in the minds of other musicians many years later. … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Colliding By Design’ by Acceptance

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Dumb Blood’ by VANT 

The indie frontman has been an interesting case study recently, mostly because nearly all of them can be deposited into one of two camps – the wannabe edgy ‘icon’ (Matty Healy) and the arrogant, dickhead rockstar whose personality is outright ignored by legions of followers (pretty much everyone else). It’s strange that for a movement … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Dumb Blood’ by VANT 

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Long Road Home’ by Danny Worsnop 

As most people who’ve been following the Asking Alexandria / Danny Worsnop debacle will be able to attest, it would be a miracle if the whole thing wasn’t meticulously planned from the off. For anyone who’s unaware, here’s a potted history of the whole ordeal – Worsnop leaves the band in early 2015 to focus … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Long Road Home’ by Danny Worsnop 

LIVE REVIEW: Taking Back Sunday @ The Ritz, Manchester – 15th February 2017

While landmark album Tell All Your Friends should have propelled Taking Back Sunday to legendary status, intra-band disagreements of old and patchy releases of late seem to have stunted any chances of getting back to those early 2000s heights. Still, they are adored for both their untouchable days and strong, more recent collection of singles … More LIVE REVIEW: Taking Back Sunday @ The Ritz, Manchester – 15th February 2017